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Nov 29, 2012 9:00pm PST
and tax regulations, police codes, parking stations, revenue control equipment, licensing regulations, parking tax bonds, administrative citation process. you have a presentation by mr. greg kato, tax and treasurer's office and there kato is making the presentation at the request of supervisor campos' office. >> thank you, welcome >> thank you for your patience. >> thank you. good afternoon. the legislation before you today amends the business and tax regulations code with regard to enforcing the parking tax. our office would like to thank supervisor campos for carrying that legislation. this follows on the efforts of former supervisors mcgoldrick, dufty >> the parking tax is pretty significant tax for san francisco. it collects a little over $70 million a year in taxes. most of that is appropriated to the mta for transit programs, and so it's a very important tax. the legislation specifically amends how parking bonds are treated. parking bonds are required of operators to protect the city's interest and provide security for the taxes that the operator holds prior to remitting them
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 12:30pm PST
amending the san francisco business and tax regulations code by amending article 6 (common administrative provisions) to revise the bonding requirements for parking operators; revise the time to bring an action to collect tax; clarify the extent of a surety's liability; revise the administrative citation appeal process; and make other minor technical changes; amending article 22 (parking stations; revenue control equipment) to clarify that non-city governmental entities operating parking stations are exempt from the revenue control equipment requirements; and amending the san francisco police code article 17 (miscellaneous license regulations) to clarify that government entities operating parking garages or parking lots are exempt from the permitting requirements applicable to other commercial parking garage and valet operations. >> thank you very much. i believe we have a representative from supervisor campos' office here. >> good morning, supervisors. [speaker not understood] on behalf of supervisor david campos. the legislation before you amends the city's parking enforcement laws unde
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 11:30am PST
the issuance of a tax exempt obligation by the abag finance authority for nonprofit corporations in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,000,000 to finance and refinance various capital facilities owned by san francisco friends school. >> thank you. for this item we have anthony abizon. >> good morning, members of the budget analyst committee. my name is anthony [speaker not understood] with the controller's office of public finance. the item before you approves the issuance of $32 million to finance and refinance capital improvements at san francisco friends school. there is no fiscal impact to the city and the city is not responsible for repayment. the resolution adopting the resolution would allow the financing to proceed on a tax exempt basis. and in the audience is bond counsel and members, representatives from the school if you have any project specific questions. >> thank you. just a quick question. this item does not have any fiscal impact for the city. so, therefore, there's no budget analyst report for that, there is no general fund impact. but generally thes
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
businesses also contribute to 52% of the total sales of taxes paid by businesses in the city. it's also important to note for every $100 spent locally owned independent businesses generate $68 iní%( z5 local economic act, and that compares to only $43 by the national chains or chain stores. joining the small business commission, office of small business, and our local partners, women impacting public policy, the san francisco chamber of commerce and sf travel, i wanted to urge everyone to shop locally during this holiday season. and we wish everyone a great and your holiday with your family friends and loved ones. i also wanted to invite people out on thursday, december 6, that's thursday, december 6, in the evening for our annual clementine, join the merchants from the green apple bookstore to park lifee÷jc- gallery and fy notions small businesses like foggy notion as we celebrate the holidays with our great clement street businesses. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. president chiu. >> president chiu: first of all i'd like to adjourn today's meeting in recognition of the pass
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 11:30am PST
and tax revenues generated to the city and i will briefly touch on this the port has a rental stream from it. there is a big benefit we're getting at saving the buildings. they constitute $100 million plus and we get a chance to bring them back so here are the numbers for the general fund. if you don't include the property taxes it's about half a million of benefit. with the property taxes it's 780,000 that is on going basis. it's not a small number and not as many commas in it but it will generate the general fund. we call out property taxes separately because in the greater context of pier 70 we may may look at a funding mechanism for this and even if we do that there is a fiscal benefits. there are benefits to special funds through the city. mta will get $70,000 a year and these special funds coming off property taxes, so that's the highlights. this is as we went over in october the potential revenue streams to the port over time. it could possibly range in our expected case that by 10 to 12 years out we are at $700,000 a year of rent but that depends how the cost and revenues be
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am PST
that counters discriminatory federal tax policy and to provide a higher level of equalitytj( xrñ for sax spouses an partners who work for the city and county of san francisco. i'd like to thank cosponsors, campos and wiener. current city employees who would likemzjpkn to add their spouse r is taken out of their paycheck. federal government views health coverage by same sex spouses and domestidomestic -- to be taxable income. therefore they're taxed more than other city employees simply because their spouse or partners of the same gender. this discrimination in our federal tax code has cost same-sex partners thousands of dollars each year. as of july 28 of this year the latest data we have, the number of city and county of san francisco active members with same-sex domestic partners total over 350. san francisco has always been a leader in supporting our lgbt community and i'm proud to stand with that group. following the example of other municipalities such as cambridge, massachusetts and private employers such as google in the bay area who have shown leadership on this issue and stood with our
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
drivers. they propose extravagant solutions. mta is a bully agency the tax taxidrivers, parking meters in the physically frail. if muni passengers a lucky those taking the bus today are lucky if they are home by christmas. i had to acquaint this board with muni etiquette. when you say to someone i will see you in hell, it means i will see you in a muni bus. >> chairman nolan: next speaker plesae. >> commissioners thank you for letting me speak again. of the record i'm emile lawrence [sounds like]. i want to see what we see the mta is missing by a long mile. technology is superseding your medallions. if you look at the industry in london, they have to separate systems. they have -- taxis and taxes that pick up people on the street which are black cabs. taxis by telephone operate without any license. people can drive their own car or limousine by filing apps by people like hoover -- what i see is a collapse of your medallion prices coming up in the horizon, defaults from drivers, etc. the industry technologically is the preceding your ability to cope with it. i bring that to your a
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
for rather than having to comply with handicapped bathroom and license and taxes. my building taxes alone raised to ten fold. because you know the building just sold for 16 million. when i went in it was 2 million in value and the ground floor operators came down with the rent. >> thank you, your time is up. >> next speaker, please. >> hello, i too am here again, a lot of time that i spent on working on this issue before and we actually won a couple of permits that were not issued. >> this is a really big topic, not only in san francisco but across the united states and the business owners that pay money for the brick and mortar are up in arms. this is portland, chicago, new york, and i understand that the food truck operator actually lives in berkeley. berkeley does not allow food trucks. they are actually trucking the food in, and trucking the money out. san francisco is not gaining any tax dollars or the magnitude of the money, that is lost by the city sales on brick and mortar are going to go down. this is lut ris that this is happening in the financial district. i am, personally not
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
and tax generation but also we will see it down the peninsula and throughout the region, as daniel said. we can accommodate it, we have accommodated events before. the super bowl last time was in stanford away and san francisco was the host and regional event. we are looking forward to it and the benefit this region will get from hosting the super bowl. >> the nfl will have the super bowl at meadowlands, outside new york -- how far santa clara is. could be the first snowy super bowl. is there any concern about the nfl, the fact in february we could have horrible rain or beautiful sunshine about the weather? >> i have looked ahead. it is supposed to be sunny that day. we are excited to put that in the bid package. my mom reminds me my birthday is february 4th, all grown up. we had all of my parties in the glorious sun so i think we are in good shape. we meet the nfl requirements of temperature. we are above that, so we are in great shape on that front. >> so be it. whatever. >> i don't think it is going to rain. >> any questions? >> we can have two weeks leading up to the event. what sor
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
-4 years when it inherited the tax commission, you pay no attention to what any cab driver has given under any subject. -- you fed them dirt and kept them in the dark while you implement the policies. we are not criminals. we are taxi drivers but basically take people around the city but we cannot pay our rent. 25-35-15 years ago, and you think you do not own them any compensation as long as it goes into your checking account. maybe it is time for a civil grand jury to investigate. and what you are doing. it seems that you have no conscience at all in the city. thank you for your time. (applause) >> good afternoon. chairman nolan, directors. i am very curious as to why you gave us three minutes today. only one minute last month. when they all showed up. now they're not here because this is things giving week; they need to be working and serving the public. this is disgusting. the irishman is correct. you should go back and figure out what the nolan family really means. they will be a challenge to what you did. this is not funded yet and yet you decided to shut the door on
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 6:30pm PST
? >> sure. >> item 5 discussion and briefing on supervisors file no. 12096 3 business and tax regulations code improvement districts longer term when assessment pledged to bond, lease or other obligations, alternative 2/3 weighted vote by business. >> okay. >> item 6, discussion and that is a discussion item only. item 6 discussion and briefing on supervisors file no. 120989. resolution of intention moscone expansion business improvement district. we have lisa pagan, office of economic and workforce development presenting. >> welcome, lisa. >> thank you very much. small business commissioners. president adams, i have a presentation, but i brought handout copies in case you preferred that. so i'm just trying to get it up here. one second, please. i hope it's showing. great. lisa pagan, office of economic and workforce development. i am here to brief you on two legislation were approved at the board of supervisors last tuesday on the 20th of november. that are related to the proposed moscone expansion district. i work in the office of economic and workforce development. and i run our t
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 10:30am PST
benefits. jenn just ran through those. 10 to 20 million annual direct tax few revenue to the city. over $50 million of one time impact fees and 60 million annually in new visitor spending. all of that again without any money from the city's general fund or any new taxes and last but not least we want to use this arena as an engineer to create a great new public space in san francisco. i know one of the great reactions we have gotten to the describe that they presented to you earlier and maybe to the surprise of many that over half of the 13 acres of the piers 30-32 site will be dedicated to public spaces that every citizen can enjoy. we're excited about it. i am happy to share the other 85 minutes of my enthusiasm with you at any time you're interested but thank you for your time today. >> okay. time for public comment. and for those that haven't been here if you could put your speaker card and give it to the commission secretary as you come up. please identify yourself. the first person is katie ladel -- >> excuse me commissioner. we need a motion first. >> so moved. >> second.
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 1:30pm PST
. enforcement. a lot of this is about the contract. a lot of sro rooms are subsidized the city tax dollars. i know you heard over the last couple of months from the department of public health, healthy human agencies, and nonprofits that work with those that place people in sros. we want to look at the contracts. anytime city tax dollars are used to place a senior or a person with a disability into an sro room, that there are safeguards. the property manager, landlord of that building is required to say that yes, in return for getting tax dollars, i will make sure that there are no bedbugs and things are maintained properly. that things are safe. all the basics that we all expect. we are thinking of getting them into the contract is one way to do that. that is something we are working on. we welcome other ideas and assistance on that. having bph and sha in the last couple of months is a good opportunity to connect with them. and the thing about how we can do that in the contract. we are also looking at the enforcement structure, department of building inspection and the department of h
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 2:00pm PST
in one building that you start going floors up anyway. can something be done with tax breaks? something to get modern elevators in these buildings? >> tax breaks are not my specialty. >> (off mic) not to pass the buck, by the financial and physical feasability, we have not seen this as a political issue. maybe we could organize around that. >> the councilmember suggestion of tax raises an interesting one. the technical challenge of replacing an existing elevator, the financial challenge of replacing it, we are talking about millions of dollars at times to do this type of work. it's complicated. >> thank you. >> chair: thank you. i lived in a 100-year-old building for 15 years. the elevator was never broken down. if you have enforcement, if the elevator breaks down and penalties apply that might be of assistance. >> if i could comment chairperson. one of the comments of councilmember -- is that older elevators have parts that have to be custom fabricated in order to make a repair. you do have the circumstance sometimes where you have a property owner who wants to make the fi
SFGTV
Nov 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
will be for what's called pass throughs to essentially costs related to the facilities management, taxes, insurance that might go up per year, percentage share of that is passed on to the city. but the base rate remains the same for the five-year term. happy to answer any questions you might have about either one of these. >> thank you very much. why don't we go to the budget analyst's report for these two items. >> madam chair, on item 5 the real estate department has a reported to us that rent for the last 54 months of 141,5 84 is equivalent to 95% of the prevailing market rate rentals. and as shown in table 3 on page 4 of our report, the rent and operating expenses total 2,177,043, that will be paid from general fund monies included in the dph's 12-13 and 13-14 budgets as previously approved by the board of supervisors. we recommend that you do approve that resolution. and regarding item 6, we point out on page 3 of our report that that -- the monthly base rent of 25,350 for all five years of the extension is actually the same as the current monthly rent. and as shown in table 2 on page 3 of our
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 10:30am PST
that have moved our city forward in the right direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to the city, beyond permitting fees and what costs incurred by de
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 11:30pm PST
for the debt, tax credit investment. and then the last piece, the expensive piece, is the orton equity. the deal structure that they're willing to commit and agree up to 14 million are base case scenario, which is one of the budget [speaker not understood] did a different version of. our best case scenario was the project put in 2 million and we would be able to burn that off in less than 10 years. if we need to go back to the 14 million is when it takes 20 years or more to be in the sharing position. the challenge in this project is controlling the cost and structuring it so we can bring in the debt in a reasonable way and secure the tenant. we're going to work that through. we're going to be documenting that. by the time we're here with a deal, we're a very controlled and very limited exposure for the port, construction cost overruns. that will be very structured in the transaction documents. >> thank you. >> then on the -- i wanted to step back a piece. when we did our earlier planning for this project, we thought this would be a subsidy project. we thought this was a project that t
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 7:30pm PST
right now the treasurer and tax collector issue the bills and collect the assessments for the existing tourism improvement district. that would continue. but the city would also have a contract with the san francisco tourism improvement district, which is a non-profit. they have a board of directors of the folks who are assessed in the tourism industry and other at-large participants and they work with the city on -- well, the expansion project. in addition, to the expansion project the assessment district is going to fund a couple other things. it's going to fund a convention sales and marketing. so they'll basically be promoting the convention center to the conventions that exist internationally and nationally and try to lure them to san francisco with some of the funds. they'll have a capital reserve and maintenance reserve for future renovation needs, as well as they operate the assessment district itself. so the construction timeline is 2015 to 2018. and again, the term of district itself for the assessments goes from 2013 to 2045. so with that, i am happy to take questions. it
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 12:30pm PST
of intentions because at the end of the day we're accountable to the tax payers and the rate payers of city and county of san francisco. >> thank you president torres. just a clarification on the action item before us if there is one or for the later meet something. >> the sfpuc commission agenda provides for them to discuss and take action, so our understanding is that the commission secretary would call the roll for the sfpuc so that they could vote on this agenda item for lafco it was just a discussion item. >> thank you. commissioner vietor. >> yes and i appreciate all the public comments that have been made and the comments too from this body and all of the work that the puc has done. i have been on the public utilities commission for four years plus and i know this cleanpower sf issue -- i think it's been eight years, nine years in the coming, and when i came on there was really this sort of sense that the puc wasn't stepping up, that the city didn't care that we weren't moving quickly enough and he we are at this opportunity to really move things forward. i think it's really remar
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
or a coffee truck, my fear is that these companies that are paying for property tax, that are paying for high rents are going to go out of business and to me that is a shame. how would someone that only has to pay a small fee and a parking a couple of quarters for parking, how is that fair business practice to those brick and mortar businesses that struggle every day to pay wages, property tax, insurance. so, you know, if we want to talk about a 300-foot radius, you know, there are a few businesses that are actual coffee places that are not being discussed here and one of them is muffin, muffins. they have been there for years and years and they are from within a 300 foot radius and that is what they do is sell coffee and muffins in the morning. to me, i think that we are going in the wrong direction in terms of coffee carts. we have got, our food trucks, and food trucks are designed to service those areas which are not served by restaurants, and downtown, san francisco, right in the middle, we do not need continuing to approve permits for food trucks. and i have this quick little thing here
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 10:00am PST
that they created, either through the property tax increment they created by building vertical structures, by building the arena, building the open space, retail, condos on the site that creates the property tax as well as the value -- the rent is only realizable if the subtracture -- the number i showed you is only available if the subtracture is improved. the two examples of the sprint center and barklies are not apples to apples because all sports venues we investigate are unique financing structures but these are examples of projects in which david equity was invested in a sport's facility and the return received by that investor for that investment. so other key provisions of the conceptual framework is that we may agree on other improvements which would be built and financed by the warriors and then reimbursed by the city and one is the fire boats and excited to move forward on and think there is synergy moving the boat facility and engineer services further south and allowing to have those activities colocated on this pier. the warriors will pay all development impact fees. we
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 12:00am PST
the board of supervisors. i also want to conclude by noting that this move comes in the context of a tax on the epa, couldn't clean air pact, clean water act endangered species act and [speaker not understood] law here in california c-e-q-a. and the hope the city of san francisco would be rather than looking at making c-e-q-a and public participation more limited, looking at ways in which to defend our hallmark [speaker not understood]. thank you. >>> president fong, commissioners, matt reagan with the bay area council. we're a business sponsored public policy advocacy organization. we do a lot of research on the health of the region's economy. one of the key factors we have constantly come to our attention is that the qualitiv of our environment here in the bay area is key, is a very key factor to maintaining our economic health and vitality. we need strong economic -- sorry, environmental protections and regulations. we have come to the conclusion that c-e-q-a provides none of that. c-e-q-a is a law that is for all intents and purposes obsolete. some of the people who spoke before me m
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 10:30pm PST
the rates to return or some other way return that excess revenue to tax payers or go to voters to ask voters to approve an increase in the limit, but we have not reached that point yet. a couple of other points you might be interested in, we did look back at fiscal year 11-12 with the initial budget we expected to be well over 200 million below the gam limit, but 11-12 was a year of very strong revenue growth above our budget. but still, we still den end the year well within the limit, at least $70 million below the budget in 11-12. also looking forward even with our strong revenues, our preliminary forecast shows that we should still be within the limit and this would be 13-14 by over $100 million, under our current growth assumptions, probably over 150 million. it will be something that as we work with the mayor's office mayor's office from the five-year plan, we will keep monitoring this in the future to make sure we inform you as soon as possible if the city looks like it's bumping up against this state limit. i'm happy to answer the questions. >> there are no questions from the committe
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 2:30pm PST
a third world country, everybody gets in their car and picks people up. if the tax industry goes away, who serves the disabled community? do you think uber will do that? i don't think so. how about people that don't have a smart phone? you are not allowed us to compete. the cab companies are not allowing us to compete. uber is hiring drivers with the app. people are independent contractors but it should be able to use any app they want; we need a universal app engine need help us do this, help us get the tools to compete with these people. if you read the article yesterday, the comments, the public hates taxis, they hate the tv screens in back, they hate the mta, the puc, drivers refuse to take them to the sunset, refuse to take credit cards. where is the enforcement? why are you allowing companies to block our dispatch systems. we need the -- this is model because that's what they want. we have to have taxis, insurance, regulation. by the way, willie brown -- how many endorsements from the labor council did you get? shame on you. [indiscernible] >> secretary boomer: last person
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 6:30am PST
tax messaging samples for the committee to review at our next meeting. this concludes my ddpc report; i would like to remind members of the public and organizations that our group now meets the first friday of every other month; the next scheduled meeting is on january 4, 2013, 1-3:30 p.m. room 421 at city hall. we hope to see you there. >> chair: thank you very much. councilmember senhaux. our next item, report from the smpta, multi-motor accessibility advisory committee presented by councilmember wong. >> councilmember wong: today i will update the council and the public of two projects. podesta and accessible signals; -- provided information about pedestrian signals referred to as apc. special pedestrian pushbuttons at intersections to visually impaired, audible speech and tactile messages. apms are currently placed at 129 intersections. 29 to be installed in the next 2-3 years. how aps are prioritized? crosswalk length program for visually impaired. city/public programs. proximity to transit facility. speed limit. examples of upcoming aps installation locations. 19th ave.
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
thought it was an annual tax. some thought it was remodeling for earthquake retrofits. it is not. there is an assertion the city will end up paying this from other departments because of nonprofits who are funded by the city. i don't believe that to be the case since the city, other than affordable housing, does not typically fund capital work by nonprofits and affordable housing is not included in the tidf. over the past three months, i have continued this item four times in order to address these concerns, to talk through the issues, to answer questions, and to have dialogue. i, and others, have engaged in innumerable meetings with individual nonprofits, groups of nonprofits, with the chamber of commerce, with the hospital council, to address the concerns particularly relating to smaller and mid-sized nonprofit projects, in order to address that concern, i offered a very significant compromise of an exemption for nonprofit projects up to 25,000 square feet. to put that in context the office max on hairsson street -- harrison street is approximately 25,000 feet, that is a large
SFGTV
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
building project would yield annual estimated tax and fee revenues to the city of an estimated $9 19,000, generate an estimated 500 new permanent jobs, provide an estimated 58.5 million in construction expenditures. be financed by $14 million in [speaker not understood] developer equity by orton with a 14% return in investor equity. 1.5 million in available port funds and 43 million in federal historic preservation tax credits and loans to be obtained by the developer. would incur no [speaker not understood] maintenance and operating costs to the port or the city and would incur no debt load to the port or to the city. we do find that hadth proposed development to be fiscally feasible under chapter 29 of the city's administrative code. we do have some recommendations on page 19 of our report. as i understand t madam chair and supervisor avalos, these recommendations are included in an amended piece of legislation that you have received. our recommendations are to amend the proposed resolution to require that the 20th street historic building project meet [speaker not understood] inte
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
, most recent federal tax return, proof of residence, lack of income for members having no income but not listed as dependent on a household member's federal tax return. until we measured or came up with this criteria was that we identified four cities with similar low income discount programs that require customers to provide proof of income to receive the discount and this was los angeles, california, atlinto, california, columbus, ohio and eugene oregon for their utilities program. finding 2.2 is 3% of program accounts report 10 or more household members resulting in a high allowable household income. and what we found is of the cap accounts with data for household size 3% reported over 11 household members, which is almost three times the average household size for programs, which is 3.8 persons. while putting in an excessive number of household members is typical the reporting system does not prevent households from doing so to qualify for the program. finding 2.3, 16% of program accounts had a bill that is an unrealistically high proportion of reported income. what we found
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
and enrollment process through basic verification of dependence and income using federal income tax return forms, listing out individual house members and their individual incomes, along with the monitoring and renewal process there are a lot of other cap participants not involved in this audit. we are requiring, going forward, a biannual renewal process where the program participants must provide the previous two years in the same format so basically nod of the head to the city service auditor are you satisfied with the steps the puc recommendation? so those who can't see we are getting a nod of approval, yes, you are satisfied. anything else you'd like to add to finish it off? >> yes. i wanted to add that we are pursuing reimbursement of discounts provided for ineligible participants in the program so for those -- i could at least speak to the 41 ineligible accounts, a sample of 90, after verification. we're collected 6.2,000 out of the 17,000 thus far with collections currently in progress. delinquenty is mitigated through service plan and/or liens on owner properties. the process right now f
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Nov 29, 2012 8:30am PST
to raise more taxes and this program is on the books, good luck. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. president. i( ]9 want to be clear about something first. in terms of the mtc and supervisor campos is correct, that i'm not in any way suggesting that it is somehow prohibited or inappropriate legally to use this money for the free youth pass program. this is one of the allowed uses. but as supervisor elsbernd stawtd stated so is maintenance procurement or rehabs and this is a choice, not a false choice. we heard that yesterday. we heard it today. that is absolutely rhetoric.82( and -- well i don't like it, but the fact is that transit funding is a limited thing. it's not this growing asset. you don't just use the money for something, and then it magically appears from somewhere else. it is a -- for -- i don't like it but it's a zero sum game in terms of how we use very scarce transit dollars. this is anything but a false choice. i will also say that i recall, months and months ago, hearing both the mayor and mr. reiskin state that no further oper
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 114 (some duplicates have been removed)